I got myself out of the house and to the Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture with friends.
This is what we saw when we entered:
|Castle built from Crayola Crayons.|
There are two fine art crayon artists in the world -- Don Marco and his son, Jeffrey Robert.
The first room was filled with Don Marco's art of the American West. His depiction of American Indians was amazing. I encourage you to check out his art here. It's astounding that anyone could produce this art using crayons.
This centerpiece of the second room was created by the people from the Cornell Museum:
Here, we watched a video about how crayons were made. This isn't the one we saw, but this video is from Sesame Street and is pretty cool.
Then we watched one about how Jeffrey Robert creates his crayon art, which is very different from his father's.
|One of Jeffrey Robert's pieces of art from the Cornell Museum exhibit.|
You can view videos about Jeffrey Robert's art here.
The art knocked me right out of my slump.
The next morning, ideas flowed and I wrote like my pen was on fire. That evening my S.C.B.W.I. critique group said, "Donna, it looks like you've got the beginning of your next book." Wahoo!
It isn't only art that inspires. Check out this wonderful video (below). Learn more about Kelan Lawson here.
Have an inspired day!